Lighting get stomped by Avalanche in Game 2 of Stanley Cup finals
The Tampa Bay Lightining were thoroughly outplayed by the Colorado Avalanche and are now down 2-0 in the Stanley Cup finals.
The Colorado Avalanche overwhelmed the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-0 in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Valeri Nichushkin scored his seventh and eighth goals of the playoffs.
Playoff MVP front-runner Cale Makar scored twice in the third period after failing to get a shot on net in the series opener.
Game 1 overtime hero Andre Burakovsky scored again and set up Nichushkin's goal before leaving with injury.
The Lightning fell to 18-2 after a loss in the playoffs since the start of the first round in 2020.
Game 3 of the best-of-seven series is Monday night at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
STANLEY CUP FINAL SCHEDULE:
Game 1: Colorado 4, Tampa Bay 3 (OT)
Game 2: Colorado 7, Tampa Bay 0
Game 3: Monday at Tampa, 8
Game 4: Wednesday at Tampa, 8
*-Game 5: Friday at Colorado, 8
*-Game 6: June 26 at Tampa, 8
*-Game 7: June 28 at Colorado, 8